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Representations and bond between children and their pets

By Juan Carlos Rate Marcos

Category Theses
Abstract

The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a qualitative methodology was used through a case study, using the following techniques of data collection: data sheet, participant observation, graphic tools and semi-structured interview. The results show the existence of representations of the mascot common among the three children, namely: the mascot as a constant companion, as another to provide and to receive affection, as another to provide care, and as another Potentially aggressive. Likewise, Singular representations were found in each child, such as: the mascot as another on which to project sexual curiosities, or as another that is related by interest, among others. These representations allowed to make an approximation to the bond of each child with his pet, observing in all the cases a clear influence of the familiar relations on the same, without being able to determine it. Finally, the three children experienced a strong loneliness in their family environment that could be associated with the establishment of the bond with their pets. Key words: representations, bond, children, pets. These representations allowed to make an approximation to the bond of each child with his pet, observing in all the cases a clear influence of the familiar relations on the same, without arriving at to determine it. Finally, the three children experienced a strong loneliness in their family environment that could be associated with the establishment of the bond with their pets. Key words: representations, bond, children, pets. These representations allowed to make an approximation to the bond of each child with his pet, observing in all the cases a clear influence of the familiar relations on the same, without being able to determine it. Finally, the three children experienced a strong loneliness in their family environment that could be associated with the establishment of the bond with their pets.

The purpose of this study was to describe and understand representations of psychoanalysis that two boys and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have their pets, from understanding them, describes the link. To meet these objectives we use a qualitative methodology through a case study, using the following techniques of data collection: data sheet, participant observation, graphical tools and semi-structured interview. The results show the existence of common representations of pet among the three children, namely: the pet as a constant companion, and another which give and receive affection which the other provides care, and the other potentially aggressive. In addition, representations were unique in each child, such as the one on which to project sexual curiosities, or other interest that is related, among others. These representations allowed for an approach to link each child with their pet, observed in all cases to clear influence of family relationships on it, without being determined. Finally, we observed in the three children the experience of solitude in a strong family environment that could be associated with establishing bond with their pets.

Submitter

Katie Carroll

Date 2013
Pages 127
Publisher Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Department Theoretical Studies
Degree Master in Theoretical Studies in Psychoanalysis
URL Http://tesis.pucp.edu.pe/repositorio/handle/123456789/1701
Language English
University Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Bonds
  3. Cats
  4. Children
  5. Dogs
  6. Human-animal bond
  7. Mammals
  8. Pet ownership
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. Psychoanalysis.